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Shire Global

Better Health, Brighter Future


A Clear And Focused Business Development Strategy

We are constantly seeking out new innovation opportunities through strategic partnerships, acquisitions and licenses. We strive to bolster our core therapeutic areas and expand into high-value adjacent therapeutic areas to create the most value for our patients, partners and Shire.

We are and will continue to strive to be the partner of choice for companies seeking to develop and commercialize innovative therapies for rare diseases.

Within the rare disease space, we have identified eight focus areas where we have existing or developing domain expertise.

Focus AreasRare DiseaseNon-Orphan*
Benign HematologyX
Complement BiologyX 

*In these areas, we are also interested in non-orphan later stage opportunities (i.e., post proof of concept).

Why Partner With Us?

Our robust pipeline combined with our patient-centric, entrepreneurial culture and collaborative approach will be the engine of future innovation and development of the next generation of therapies. We have a history of successful collaborations and highly flexible deal structures with our partners. We remain committed to finding opportunities that can take our scientific savvy in small molecules and biologics and innovative work in rare diseases, neuroscience, gastrointestinal, hematology, immunology and ophthalmology to the next level. We are also interested in existing and emerging therapeutic technologies (e.g., small molecules, recombinant proteins, antibodies, gene therapies, gene editing). Shire’s global infrastructure makes us an agile partner, entrepreneurial in spirit and expert at collaboration. Through it all, we remain patient-focused, and absolutely committed to forging meaningful relationships with patient advocates and policy makers. To learn more about building a partnership with us, please contact us.

Mergers & Acquisitions

 jeriniNew River Pharma
 NPS PharmaTKT


Strategic Investments

 Blue Bird BioDBV Technologies
 Inception SciencesUltragenyx

Licensing / Product Focused Acquisition

 Bikam PharmaceuticalsFerroKin BioSciences
 Fibrotech TherapeuticsLotus Tissue Repair
 Lumena PharmaceuticalsMeritage Pharma Inc
 PremacureSarcode Biosciences

Research Collaborations

 Boston Childrens HospitalCystic Fibrosis Foundation
 Sanga MDTelethon Institute of Genetics and Medicine

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